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salmonella outbreak

CDC investigating salmonella outbreak in 25 states

September 22nd, 2021

As if we didn’t have enough to deal with on the health crisis front with the coronavirus pandemic, the CDC is now warning people that a salmonella outbreak has spread to half of the country. Moreover, officials haven’t made a determination yet about what caused it. The health agency issued a notice on Friday that …

Sleep Quality Moon

New study says the moon might impact sleep quality, especially in men

September 20th, 2021

Most modern wearable devices offer sleep tracking features meant to help you make the most of your sleep. They track health parameters during the night and use complex algorithms to establish correlations between activities and one’s sleep quality. Apple made a point during the Apple Watch Series 7 presentation last week to tell users that …

ISS Nauka

Russia blames frightening ISS Nauka incident on a software error

August 1st, 2021

The Russian Nauka module docked with the International Space Station (ISS) on Thursday at 9:29 AM EST, more than a week after its rocky launch from the Baikonur Cosmodrome on July 21. At around 12:34 PM, the Nauka began firing its thrusters without explanation, initiating a frightening sequence of events. The ISS lost attitude control …

Food in Space

NASA astronauts are growing spicy food in space

July 19th, 2021

The astronauts eventually embarking on missions to Mars and deep space will need to be able to do a few things to emulate life on Earth. They’ll need to wash their clothes and grow some of their own food. This will improve the logistics of missions and enhance their quality of life. NASA is already …

Blue Origin launch

Here’s how to watch Jeff Bezos blast off into space on Tuesday

July 19th, 2021

“It feels good to be in the flight suit,” Amazon founder Jeff Bezos declares, after having zipped himself into his sleek blue getup. The moment is captured in a new Instagram post on Bezos’ official account Monday, one day ahead of his trip to the edge of space Tuesday, July 20. That trip will come …

Shark Week

Stop what you’re doing and download this amazing shark-tracking app

July 17th, 2021

Here’s the thing: I couldn’t care less about sharks, or the slightly bizarre annual celebration of the ocean’s apex predators known as Shark Week. I feel like I need to state that from the outset — because even with that being the case, one of my favorite recent Internet discoveries is, well, a shark-tracking app. …